Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Cambodian People’s Party and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President Thongloun Sisoulith discussed cooperation orientations at a meeting in Hanoi on Sunday.
-- Da Nang will remove unnecessary COVID-19 checkpoints to help residents avoid travel hurdles, Luong Nguyen Minh Triet, deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee, said at a meeting on pandemic control on Sunday evening.
-- More than 900 residents of northern Bac Giang Province, including 45 children under two years old, went back to their hometown on three repatriation flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong Province, and Dong Nai Province -- the three virus hotbeds in Vietnam currently -- on Sunday afternoon.
-- Authorities inaugurated a technology center in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday afternoon to serve the dual goal of preventing and controlling COVID-19 and beefing up economic recovery in the low-risk district.
-- Functional forces in Ha Nam documented 49 additional local COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the total number of infections detected in the northern province following the discovery of the first transmission about a week ago to 179. The province has recorded only 256 coronavirus infections since the ongoing fourth bout hit Vietnam on April 27.
-- Hanoi has reported no new COVID-19 cases for 48 hours, the municipal Center for Disease Control said on Monday morning.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case in which local people down an alley in District 7 found a man dead with his head detached from his body on Sunday afternoon. Police officers apprehended a suspect in the case.
-- Lightning struck and killed an 18-year-old girl while she was finding a shelter from a rain on her way to pick rose apples for a living in southern Can Tho City on Sunday afternoon.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will seek residents’ feedaback within this month or early October, on its plan to restore the Tran Hung Dao Statue, a landmark at Me Linh Roundabout in District 1, local authorities said at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.
-- Heavy downpours from Thursday to Saturday last week killed one person and inundated nearly 700 houses and over 3,000 hectares of crops in north-central Nghe An Province.